Columbian Handmade Wool Mochilla Bag - Human Balance

$199.00

Fabricated by a woman from the Arhuaco Tribe in Colombia, this hand-made Mochilla bag is made with 100% wool and can take up to 1 month to make. Although the whole Arhuaco community is involved in production, only Wati (Arhuaco women) can weave the bags together according to custom.   Traditionally, the women learn to weave from an early age by watching their mothers. The first mochilla they make is given to the priest for the rituals of the life cycle.

Each design identifies different families and ancestry. The patterns provide deeper meaning and the unique stitching relates to that specific woman's life. This particular bag represents "Human Balance".

 

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